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  1. Sexual behavior, sexually transmitted diseases, male circumcision and risk of HIV infection among women in Nairobi, Kenya.

    Article - En anglais


    To study risk factors for HIV infection among women in Nairobi, Kenya, as the epidemic moves beyond high-risk groups.


    A cross-sectional case-control study among women attending two peri-urban family planning clinics.


    A total of 4404 women were enrolled after giving written informed consent.

    Information on risk factors was obtained by interview using a structured questionnaire.

    Blood was taken for HIV and syphilis testing, and genital specimens for gonorrhea and trichomoniasis screening.


    Two hundred and sixteen women (4.9%; 95% confidence interval, 4.3-5.5) were HIV-1 -positive.

    Although risk of HIV was significantly increased among unmarried women and among women with multiple sex partners, most seropositive women were married and reported only a single sex partner in the last year.

    Mots-clés Pascal : SIDA, Virose, Infection, Facteur risque, Comportement sexuel, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Circoncision, Partenaire sexuel, Epidémiologie, Kenya, Afrique, Femelle, Homme, Immunodéficit, Immunopathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : AIDS, Viral disease, Infection, Risk factor, Sexual behavior, Sexually transmitted disease, Circumcision, Sex partner, Epidemiology, Kenya, Africa, Female, Human, Immune deficiency, Immunopathology

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 94-0216813

    Code Inist : 002B06D01. Création : 199406.